Cannes Film Festival: Senegalese and Tunisian films in running for Palme d’Or
20 May 2023 | 2:05 pm
South Africa plans to head up a peace mission with African nations set on mediating the war in Ukraine. Also, African and European innovators meet in Marseille to talk sustainability and the importance of re-imagining Africa's cities of the future. Finally, we celebrate African films at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Movies from Senegal and Tunisia are in the running for the prestigious Palme d'Or award.
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11 Feb 2021
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The coronavirus pandemic shut down Senegalese wrestling for a year. Now fighting is allowed again – a relief to wrestlers and spectators in the West African country where the sport enjoys widespread popularity.
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Clovis Casali talks to Thierry Frémaux, the director of the Cannes Film Festival. After being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world's biggest cinema event is back with an exciting line-up. Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Nanni Moretti and Jacques Audiard are all competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
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